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Great GeoSites

I recommend accessing the informative and captivating websites listed on this page!
Page Updated March 11th, 2018

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Ethnologue — "Explore the world's languages" with this informative resource.
               Language of the Day RSS feed ↗ (not readable in Chrome)

National Geographic Geo Bee Quiz — A preferred online tool for students studying for a geography bee, including the National Geographic Bee.

National Geographic MapMaker Interactive — Interactive map reflecting the cartographic excellence of National Geographic's Atlas maps! You can measure the distances between places; customize a map with colorful icons, lines, shapes, and informative data layers; choose a background layer (basemap), and download the maps you create.

National Geographic Photo of the Day — Fascinating snapshots by professional photographers from around the world.

OpenStreetMap — Map engine that "emphasizes local knowledge. Contributors use aerial imagery, GPS devices, and low-tech field maps to verify that OSM is accurate and up to date," according to the OSM About page ↗.

Rand McNally Online — Detailed map engine alternative to Google Maps.

Rick Steves' Travel Blog — American guidebook author and TV host Rick Steves shares his "travel experiences, candid opinions, and what's on [his] mind."

Seterra — A variety of interactive, online geography games.

ViaMichelin — This online map engine specializes in detailed road maps for particular countries, including France, Portugal, United Kingdom, and even Lesotho (few websites have detailed Lesotho maps). It also has an appealing satellite imagery mode.

The website's name is apt; it is a website showing flags of every country!

Flags of all Countries — Flag website with crisp images and geographic facts. A multiple choice quiz in the sidebar allows for quick fun; guess which country flies the flag that appears.

Sheppard Software Geography Games — Learn about capitals, rivers, and countries' locations with the geography games on this tried-and-true website. There are games where you drag the country to the right location, type in the first 3 letters of the capital of a country, etc.

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LESOTHO#MapLesotho Blog — Detailing the ambitious efforts of mapping Lesotho on OpenStreetMap.

MALDIVESMaps of Maldives Blog — features detailed maps of the Maldives' atolls and islands. One-page RSS feed ↗ (not readable in Chrome)

Former Geography Websites

Fictional flag of Myanesia. This flag combines elements of <b>Myanmar</b>'s old flag and <b>Micronesia</b>'s current flag.      

We are Multicolored, a now-defunct unique flag-creating site, allowed you to create your own flag using different elements from a couple of countries' flags. For instance, the flag below is a combination of the flags belonging to MICRONESIA and MYANMAR (BURMA). Together, they create the country "Myanesia." I found out this website was no longer available way back on October 8th, 2011.

Former Link:

The Geography Zone was an ideal website if you wanted to show off your geographical knowledge (Geography Challenge), to get basic facts about geography (Geography Facts), and take delight in "shopping 'til you drop" (Geography Zone's Online Store)! The Geography Challenge allowed you to test your geographical knowledge against others by scoring as high as you can; these quizzes tested you on different criteria: capitals, countries, etc. The Geography Zone's mission was to, "help spread geographical awareness and an understanding of the places and cultures across our world in an exciting and dynamic atmosphere."

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